Raccoon Steals Cat Food

Submitted by: piperfawn 3 years ago Misc

Hey broz! Is happy hour time?
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Male 1,216
@Twinklestein, From this video I could see that they are quite intelligent.
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Male 36,400
Not only is she used to the cats, but to the human standing there too!

And the cats seem really (comparatively) calm; they look like they`re used to this little bandit swiping their food :-)
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Male 2,514
[quote]Yes and no. It`s a nursing female. Look close as she approaches the bowl and you`ll see her teets. But she does look thin. Maybe just come out of cold winter so her fat`s gone? or she`s just not good at foraging.[/quote]

Another reason to think it was born in captivity. An escaped (or released) raccoon probably would be the best at foraging. Also, she seems quite comfortable with these cats. I agree, she could drat them up, but most wild raccoons don`t like being so close to other animals. That will usually run off the cats before eating, or wait until the cats aren`t there.
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Male 37,888

[quote]"lucky this is an adolescent. a full grown coon would gut the cats then eat their food. they don`t much like competition."[/quote]
Yes and no. It`s a nursing female. Look close as she approaches the bowl and you`ll see her teets. But she does look thin. Maybe just come out of cold winter so her fat`s gone? or she`s just not good at foraging. Every species had at least one stupid member.

And yes, she could tear them up if she wanted to.
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Male 2,514
"Coons don`t have a lot of saliva so they dunk their food in water. My pet coons did this with everything, even wet foods like apple and orange pieces."
Not true about the saliva, Gerry. This is a common myth.

In the wild, Raccoon will often hunt for food in shallow water, like streams and ponds. This is known as "Dabbling". Raccoons enjoy this because the water moistens their front paws, making them more sensitive to touch. In captivity, Raccoons have no need to dabble, yet they still feel the instinctive urge to wet their hands while eating, so they often dunk their food in water (which is called "dousing") in order to recreate the dabbling that they do in nature.

@Cartunze, please read the above explanation and you will understand that what wild raccoons are doing and what captive raccoons are doing are two different things. Only captive raccoons douse their food.
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Male 671
What a bunch of pussies!
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Female 4,086
lucky this is an adolescent. a full grown coon would gut the cats then eat their food. they don`t much like competition.
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Male 511
We had one living in our attic a few years ago. It would come down through a small access panel above a closet and steal the cat`s food. For about a week we couldn`t figure out why the cat`s food was disappearing so fast and the tap in the same room was on just a little bit every morning. Then I saw it sneaking back up to the attic one early Saturday morning.
We managed to catch it in a live trap and drove it out into the country. It refused to leave the trap and when it finally did, it kept trying to follow us back to the car. They are smarter than we give them credit.
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Female 3,562
My indoor cat once saw a raccoon outside the window in the yard from the second story window and he was so terrified he was shaking. He was no small kitty either, he weighed about 15 pounds.
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Male 36,400
@NNoamfer: What @Gerry1 said. It`s just something raccoons like to do!

@RobSwindol: That`s not what I`ve read. But I do agree this raccoon is WAY to friendly to be "wild". If it wasn`t someone`s pet? It certainly has been "tamed" by humans. Bold as brass!

Those poor kitties! lolz!
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Female 6,381
I could just see all the little "WTF?s" above the cats` heads! X-D
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Male 840
RobSwindol, they all do it when water is available.
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Male 37,888

[quote]"Why do they douse their food in water? [/quote]
Coons don`t have a lot of saliva so they dunk their food in water. My pet coons did this with everything, even wet foods like apple and orange pieces.
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Male 1,216
Why do they douse their food in water?
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Male 2,514
This raccoon was obviously a pet at one point. Only Raccoons raised in captivity douse their food with water like that.
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Male 2,424
Fun way to get your cats rabies!
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Female 1,540
"My how lovely to have water right here to wash my food! Oh...a human...well, I`ll just take some of this. *grabs handful and runs* Thanks!"

That is hilarious the way it runs away on its hind legs! I`ve never seen that before >^.^<
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Male 978
lmfao like a BOSS!
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Male 37,888

Coons are wonderful little thieves.


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Male 4,893

I have coons around my house that steal the cats food. They are gluttons. What my cat eats in a week, a coon will eat every night.
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Male 7,031
The raccoon grabbing a handful of food before running away makes the video.
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Male 5,006
Link: Raccoon Steals Cat Food [Rate Link] - Hey broz! Is happy hour time?
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